Europe's Ryder Cup heroes head to the U.S.
updated 9:13 AM EST, Wed November 21, 2012
Martin Kaymer holed the putt which ensured Europe would retain the Ryder Cup.
- Martin Kaymer to join the PGA Tour in 2013
- The former world No.1 holed the putt which retained Ryder Cup for Europe
- European Ryder Cup rookie Nicolas Colsaerts also heading to the U.S.
- Peter Hanson, David Lynn and Ryo Ishikawa also secure Tour cards for 2013
(CNN) -- In September, Europe went to the U.S. and staged one of sport's most unlikely comebacks to retain the Ryder Cup.
Two months later, three of Jose Maria Olazabal's victorious team have decided to head stateside on a permanent basis by joining the PGA Tour.
Former world No. 1 Martin Kaymer holed the putt which ensured the trophy would be heading back to Europe. The German will join the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods on the U.S.-based circuit in 2013.
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The only major win of the current world No. 30's career came at the 2010 PGA Championship.
Kaymer will be joined on the PGA Tour by Belgium's two-time European Tour winner Nicolas Colsaerts, who impressed as a Ryder Cup rookie at Medinah Country Club.
Sweden's Peter Hanson is the third member of the European team trio to be joining the ranks of the PGA Tour.
England's David Lynn picked up the only European Tour win of his career at the 2004 KLM Open.
But a breakthrough 2012 season, which has seen Lynn finish second to world No. 1 McIlroy at the PGA Championship and rise to a career high 40th in the rankings, has been enough to earn the 39-year-old a PGA card.
Japanese rising star Ryo Ishikawa will also join the Tour full time in 2013. He achieved his best result at a PGA Tour event in March by finishing second at the Puerto Rico Open.
Ishikawa, ranked 77th in the world, joined the PGA Tour as a special temporary member earlier this year and has played 10 events this season.
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